Pakistan (Punjab)

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MEASURE Evaluation is compiling the country profiles on this site for 21 HIS indicators. Pakistan has gone through devolution of its services-related public sectors, including the health sector, with the 18th amendment to its constitution effective June 28, 2011. The Federal Ministry of Health (MoH) has been dissolved and the overall responsibility for health services policy direction and planning has been devolved to the provinces. Government responsibility for health aid coordination is now under the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination.

As of September 2016, MEASURE Evaluation had located the following indicators for Punjab, Pakistan. Indicator definitions can be found here:

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1. National health strategy

Current (2018)

Punjab Health Sector Plan 2018: Building a Healthier Punjab

2. Health sector M&E plan




3. HIS policy

Not available

In-country contact

A dedicated HIS policy is not in place. The Punjab Health Sector Strategy (PHSS) 2012-2020 mentions the need for information systems, and plans for including these in the future.

4. HIS strategic plan


Not available

In-country contact

Not available. There is no current specific strategic plan.

5. Country has set of core health indicators

Current (2018)


Found on pages 35-38 of current national health strategy plan (2018).

6. National HIS coordinating body

Not available

In-country contact

The Director General Health Services Punjab is currently the coordinating body for the M&E system. Currently, other ministries and departments are not involved in this coordination.

7. Country has master facility list

Available but not online

In-country contact

The MFL of public sector facilities is available. Data is reported through the DHIS from all primary and secondary care facilities. District head quarter hospitals (DHQHs) also report through the DHIS. Currently, tertiary level facilities are not part of the DHIS.

8. Conducted HMN assessment

Not completed


9. Population census within the last 10 years

No (1998)

Census conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

10. Availability of national health surveys 

MICS5 (2014) and DHS (2012–2013)

MICS5 for Punjab province was conducted in 2014. DHS is for Pakistan as a whole.

11. Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Incomplete – 23.5% for live births and 6.3% for deaths

Source is not civil registration, but it is classified as reliable by UN Stats and it is for Pakistan as a whole.

12. Country has electronic system for aggregating routine facility and/or community service data


Country not listed on DHIS 2 link provided, but we looked through annual health report that mentions DHIS utilization in Punjab province.

13. Country has national statistics office


Punjab does not have a separate statistics office. The link is for the national statistics office.

14. National health statistics report (annual)

Current (2013–2014)

Annual Report Health Department 2013–2014

15. Country has website for health statistics with latest data available






16. DQA conducted on prioritized indicators aligned with most recent health sector strategy


In-country contact

DQAs are conducted periodically.

17. PRISM assessment conducted in any regions/districts




PRISM assessment conducted in Pakistan as a whole.

18. Percentage of facilities represented in HMIS information

Almost 100%

In-country contact

Yes – almost 100% of the public sector facilities are reporting on the monthly online DHIS.

19. Proportion (facility, district, national) offices using data for setting targets and monitoring


In-country contact

Target setting is a part of DHIS.

20. Measles coverage reported to WHO/UNICEF

WHO/UNICEF estimate = 61; Official government estimate = 75


Measles coverage information is for Pakistan as a whole.

21. Number of institutional deliveries available by district, and published within 12 months of preceding year

Not current (2013-2014) – by district


Institutional deliveries by district can be found on page 25 of the Annual Report Health Department 2013–2014.